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10:15 am
Mon April 26, 2010

Cleaning up Paducah's uranium enrichment plant (Part One)

Joe Tarantino

Paducah, KY – It's been 60 years since the Atomic Energy Commission announced Paducah would become the site of the Nation's second uranium enrichment plant. Today, in the first of this week's five part series, Paducah Remediation Services Communication Manager Joe Tarantino addresses the history of the Gaseous Diffusion Plant and outlines of the Department of Energy's involvement in the clean-up process.

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10:35 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Commentary: Domestic partnership debate hits Murray State

Richard Nelson is a policy analyst for The Family Foundation, a nonprofit public policy organization.

Murray, KY – Universities across the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have either adopted or shown interest in a controversial measure allowing domestic partnership benefits to their employees. Commentator Richard Nelson says Kentucky's academic institutions should stick to education, not "social engineering."

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8:26 am
Fri April 16, 2010

UPDATE: An open letter to President Obama on global nuclear security

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – On Thursday, April 8th President Barack Obama and Russian Federation President Dimitri Medvedev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, signaling a change in relations between the two countries. Commentator and History Professor Doctor Brian Clardy writes this open letter to President Obama about the future of nuclear weaponry and global security.

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4:01 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case of the Self-Taught Lawyer

Murray, KY – As WKMS signed onto air 40 years ago, many mourned the death of author Erle Stanley Gardner, best known for the popular Perry Mason series. Mystery fan Michael Cohen takes a look at the life and work of the uncommon author in this commentary, which he calls "The Case of the Self Taught Lawyer."

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4:18 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

Commentary: Crisis and Opportunity: President Obama and Sino-U.S. Relations

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – During the 2008 presidential campaign, then candidate Barack Obama promised a change in U.S. approach to foreign policy. Commentator and History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy believes the president has since been instrumental in creating positive transformative efforts, but says the overall status and tone of U.S. - Chinese relations will be the single most tenuous foreign policy dilemma the Obama Administration will face.

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10:57 am
Fri January 22, 2010

Amanda Cross' Kate Fansler debut is 'uncommon mystery'

Murray, KY – Now that schools across the region are back in full swing, it's once again time to dawn that literary hat and pick up a good read. Commentator Michael Cohen recommends an academic murder mystery by Carolyn Heillbrun, who wrote under the pseudonym, Amanda Cross. Cohen peaks through the pages of her first novel starring literature professor Kate Fansler, titled In The Last Analysis.

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4:31 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

Holiday Story Series (Part Three): "For Unto You - Good Neighbor"

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY – We conclude storyteller Robert Valentine's series of new perspectives on classic Christmas tales. This week's story is about a weary couple arriving at a farm one cold winter night long ago. This is the third and final story in his three part series, titled "For Unto You "

Aram was dancing.

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4:30 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Holiday Story Series (Part Two): "For Unto You - Holiday Travel"

Robert Valentine

Murray, KY – We continue storyteller Robert Valentine's series of new perspectives on classic Christmas tales. This week's story is about a caravan taking in a weary couple on their winter journey through the desert. This is the second story in his three part series, titled "For Unto You "

"There's a man on the road!"

The boy trotted up, pulling the donkey to a halt beside Benjamin, who sat high atop his camel.

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3:05 pm
Tue December 8, 2009

Story for the Holidays: "The Christmas Circus"

Dick Maddox at WKMS

Murray, KY – Dick Maddox wrote and voiced "The Christmas Circus." The storyteller lives in Murray and sometimes helps his spouse, an educator in Trigg Country, by impersonating the jolly old gentleman of the story for children in her classes. The Christmas Circus originally aired on WKMS in 2006 and is re-posted here for the holiday season.

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4:35 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

The Diplomatic Necessity for Articulating the Obama Doctrine

Dr. Brian Clardy

Murray, KY – Murray State history professor Doctor Brian Clardy explains the diplomatic necessity of President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, to be delivered December 9th.

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